Online trade printer Where The Trade Buys (WTTB) has introduced a design service to support its print fulfilment offering, allowing its clients to outsource graphic design to hit peak period demands or to supplement their capabilities if they don’t have design in-house.

Called Artworker+ (and revealed in Digital Printer‘s trade print article in the January/February 2022 issue), the service is offered on monthly subscription with a range of options and WTTB is currently offering a free 14-day trial for the first 200 customers on a first-come first-served basis.

Paid packages start from £175 a month for the Beginners package of up to 20 hours of work, suitable for individual traders or small enterprises, and extend to  for the Professional offering which includes 120 hours of design and up to five projects simultaneously at £1049 per month. All four packages – there is also Standard at £350 a month and Premium at £525 a month – allow for unlimited amendments at no extra cost.

Gary Peeling, CEO of WTTB (part of the Precision Proco Group), expects this offering to be very well received. ‘We’ve deliberately made this very flexible and with packages to suit all kinds of business needs,’ he said.

‘It may be that people need some design cover during busy holiday periods or it might be it’s not a service they’ve previously offered to their customers but the addition of which could improve their bottom line. We have created a huge amount of options including everything from creating PDFs to adding a bleed to even offering artwork for art-led creations such as a graphic novel.

‘We are also hoping that moving forward we will also be able to give customers the option for one off pieces of work that they might need some help with.’